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Mini Law School for the Public: Your Missouri Courts and the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan

The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family and your finances. Each year, The Missouri Bar collaborates with law schools and legal professionals from across the state to deliver Mini Law School for the Public courses. During these sessions, attendees

The Missouri Plan celebrates 76 years of attracting high-quality judges in the least political way

Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan, commonly known as The Missouri Plan, turns 76 years old Nov. 5. In the more than three-quarters of a century since its creation, the plan has served as a model for other states and has been adopted by Missouri voters to apply to trial court judges in additional Missouri circuits. Above

New Judicial Performance Review Committee begins task

With the Nov. 8 general election rapidly approaching, a new group is taking a look into the qualifications of 49 judges who will be seeking retention on the bench under Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan, commonly known as the Missouri Plan. The new Judicial Performance Review Committee is the result of a June 15 order by

Missouri’s Non-Partisan Court Plan

Missouri’s method for selecting all appellate judges and some circuit court judges is known as the Missouri Non-Partisan Court Plan. Missouri’s original constitution modeled the federal selection process, with the governor nominating someone for judge and the Missouri Senate either rejecting or confirming the nomination. This changed in the 1850s, when Missourians began electing all

It’s a Wonderful Life: Celebrating a World with the Missouri Plan

by Dale C. Doerhoff, Chair and State Coordinator, Missouri Judicial Performance Evaluation Committees In the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey has a vision of what the world would be like if he had never been born. To his horror, Bailey sees that, without him, darkness and corruption take over. His idyllic hometown of Bedford

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